Drafting Legislation sets out to prove Sir William Dale's doctrine that the rules for drafting good quality legislation are the same in common and civil systems of law. Legislative solutions can therefore serve the drafter, the judge and the practitioner of any jurisdiction. The book discusses the general issue of quality in legislation from the legislative process to the actual drafting interpretation and enforcement. It also analyzes topics related to quality in legislation such as clarity, precision and disambiguity, plain language and gender-neutral language and assesses whether Sir William's view of universality in the definition and elements of quality in legislation is right or not. The volume is of critical interest to students and scholars of European law and the philosophy and theory of law.

chapter 1|18 pages

On Transferability of Legislative Solutions

The Functionality Test
ByHelen Xanthaki

chapter 2|16 pages

Drawing the Line 1

ByStephen Laws CB

chapter 3|14 pages

Legislative Intention

ByIan McLeod

chapter 4|14 pages

Legislator's Intent

How Judges Discern it and What They do if They Find it
ByJustice Keith Mason

chapter 5|14 pages

The Techniques of Gender-neutral Drafting

ByDaniel Greenberg

chapter 6|14 pages

Drafting Legislation at the Tax Law Rewrite Project

ByHayley Rogers

chapter 7|16 pages

Retrospectivity in the Drafting and Interpretation of Legislation

ByLydia Clapinska

chapter 8|12 pages

Repealing or Amending Legislation by Non-Legislative Means

ByAlec Samuels

chapter 9|12 pages

Pre-legislative Scrutiny

ByZione Ntaba

chapter 10|20 pages

The Role of the Legislative Drafter in Promoting Social Transformation

ByRichard C. Nzerem

chapter 11|14 pages

Improving Democratic Development by Better Regulation

ByUlrich Karpen

chapter 12|12 pages

Drafting Principles of Existing European Contract Law

ByGerhard Dannemann

chapter 13|22 pages

Drafting of EU Acts: A View From the European Commission

ByWilliam Robinson

chapter 14|14 pages

Drafting to Implement EU Law

The European Arrest Warrant in the United Kingdom
ByValsamis Mitsilegas

chapter 16|14 pages

Compromise and Clarity in International Drafting

ByEileen Denza

chapter 17|14 pages

Can Legislation Rank as Literature?

ByHelen Caldwell

chapter 18|28 pages

Open Management of Legislative Documents 1

ByGiovanni Sartor

chapter 19|34 pages

Between Policy and Implementation

Legislative Drafting for Development 1
ByAnn Seidman, Robert B. Seidman

chapter 20|14 pages

Drafters, Drafting and the Policy Process

ByConstantin Stefanou